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An important forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas, disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches, and bringing a change in the organisations’ policies and culture.
The primary role of the Gender Equity Work Group is to facilitate shared learning and exchange of good practices on and inform/guide IAPB’s advocacy efforts on gender equity.
The Gender Equity Work Group works to foster partnerships and collaboration between NGOs who are active around gender equity. The group facilitates learning and seeks to inform, and advocate for, gender equity in eye health.
The Work Group will:
The Work Group will meet by teleconference at least twice a year, or face to face where possible. Opportunities for face-to-face meetings, where possible, will be sought around other events that may already see the attendance of the Work Group members.
Membership of the Gender Equity Work Group is open to all IAPB members engaged in Gender Equity. All Work Group members are expected to actively contribute their expertise and knowledge to ensure the group meets its stated objectives.
A list of current Gender Equity Work Group members is found below.
|Combat Blindness International||Reena Chandra Rajpal, MPH|
|Essilor USA||Kristan Gross|
|Eyes of the world Foundation||Bibiana Ruberte|
|HCP Cure Blindness||Wallin Cronin|
|Helen Keller International||Nick Kourgialis|
|IAPB||Jude Stern, Drew Keys|
|International Centre for Eye Health||Jacqui Ramke|
|Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology||Robert Geneau and Elizabeth Kishiki|
|L V Prasad Eye Institute||Rohit C Khanna|
|Light for the World||Jennifer Pitter-Lόpez|
|Mission for Vision||Elizabeth Kurian|
|Operation Eyesight||Danielle Gibbie|
|Orbis International||Clare Szalay Timbo|
|Seva Canada||Deanne Berman, Penny Lyons|
|Seva Foundation||Suzanne Gilbert|
|The Fred Hollows Foundation||Jennifer Gersbeck, Louisa Syrett|
For more information on the Gender Equity Work Group and how to get involved, get in touch!
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